love shoot: love around london {jess & johannes}


Hello and happy Tuesday wedding lovers!

It’s always such a pleasure to feature shoots in London, living here sometimes I forget just how lucky I am to be right in the middle of one of the best cities in the world.  Rushing around on the way to the next consultation or event it’s easy to miss the diversity and beauty of the city, so it was lovely over Christmas to take my brother-in-law and his girlfriend (visiting from South Africa) for a day on the Southbank to soak up some atmosphere and enjoy the hazy views of Parliament over the Thames.

London is a popular location for couple shoots, not just for those who live here, but for couples where the city holds some meaning.  Today’s couple, Jess & Johannes travelled up from the coast to the big smoke for their couple shoot with photographer Neda Blake, making most of a romantic weekend and strolling around some of London’s most famous sites, from Hyde Park to Chinatown and taking in the views along the Southbank.

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 Here’s a few words from their photographer Neda ~

Jessica and Johannes are my truly International Couple.  Jessica is a true Southern Girl from Texas and Johannes is Dutch.  Jessica doesn’t have the deep southern accent at all but her stories of her stepdad and all things Southern are so incredibly funny! Johannes speaks impeccable English, but having visited Jessica’s family and especially her stepdad, the communication had encountered minor difficulties… The Southern accent not much of a problem; it was how they spoke! Things like instead of saying ‘it’s a hot day’ they instead might say ‘it’s hotter than a pigs sweaty back on a summers day’ caused much confusion!

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Jessica is a keen baker and crafter, and like many others out there slightly addicted to Etsy, so I can’t wait to see their wedding details! She’s also a total romantic, from her wrist tatoo saying ‘Liefde’ (Dutch for Love) to the imprint on her engagement ring.  They are planning their big day in October 2013 in an amazing brewery where they will be joined by a very international following of friends and family. Their wedding day is certainly going to be fun and laid back with lots of beautiful details. Hopefully their little girl will be big enough to be flower girl.


Neda is offering all b.loved readers an engagement session for just £149 when booked and paid before 31st January, spaces are booking up so get in quick!  Email [email protected] quoting ‘b.loved offer

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After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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